Seattle Humane Super Fans Celebrate Their Legacy of Love for the Animals
Suzann and Bob Lombard celebrated the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory with two of their furry friends and thousands of other Seattle residents. The Lombards are also super fans of Seattle Humane Society and its efforts to find homes for homeless and abandoned pets. They regularly make financial contributions to Seattle Humane, have volunteered to walk and train doggies, provided a loving home for an adopted kitty until she passed at 18½ years old, have encouraged their pet-sitting clients to give to Seattle Humane, and have included Seattle Humane in their wills.
The Lombards eagerly self-identify as animal lovers, a trait handed down from Bob's mother.
"Animals cannot speak for themselves, so we need to step up and speak for them, and we do that through Seattle Humane," Suzann says.
Knowing that their relatives are doing well for themselves, the Lombards wanted to make a lasting legacy that would ease the suffering of unwanted pets. It made sense to them that Seattle Humane, a local nonprofit with an amazing success rate in saving lives, should benefit from their estate.
Preparing their estate plans to include a legacy of love for the animals was simple for Suzann and Bob. Suzann remembers that the attorney who prepared their estate documents, another passionate Seattle Humane supporter, cares for animals as much as they do.
"She understood our goals and drafted our wills in such a way that no one could dispute our desire to continue the good work done every day by Seattle Humane," she says.
Now the Lombards have peace of mind that loving animals will find new homes for years to come. And they can spend more time enjoying the Seahawks' success and getting ready for football season, which can't start soon enough for them.